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Upload a PDF file to Google Drive
require 'google-api/apiClient.php';
require 'google-api/contrib/apiOauth2Service.php';
require 'google-api/contrib/apiDriveService.php';
$pdfFile = 'test.pdf';
// API Console:
// Create an API project ("web applications") and put the client id and client secret in config.ini.
// Set up the Drive SDK in the API console.
// Create a Chrome extension, set the "container" and "api_console_project_id" parameters, and install it.
$config = parse_ini_file('config.ini'); // client_id, client_secret
// initialise the client
$client = new apiClient();
// initialise the Google Drive service
$service = new apiDriveService($client);
// create and upload a new Google Drive file, including the data
try {
$file = new DriveFile;
$result = $service->files->insert($file, array('data' => file_get_contents($pdfFile), 'mimeType' => 'application/pdf'));
catch (Exception $e) {
print $e->getMessage();
function authenticate($client, $file = 'token.json'){
if (file_exists($file)) return file_get_contents($file);
$_GET['code'] = ''; // insert the verification code here
// print the authentication URL
if (!$_GET['code']) {
exit($client->createAuthUrl(array('')) . "\n");
file_put_contents($file, $client->authenticate());
exit('Authentication saved to token.json - now run this script again.');
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